Your favorite video game box cover art?

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#1 Posted by HipHopBeats (2850 posts) -

While games like Uncharted, Red Dead Redemption, Fallout New Vegas all have the same cover...the guy with the gun facing the camera, there some standout covers that don't scream 'hey look at me! I'm a fast paced shooter!'

I guess marketing decsions explain why America gets the worst box covers versus their Japanese and UK counterparts. Maybe some consumers need to see 'hey I'm a shooter' when strolling through a game store, lol.

On that note, what are some of your favorite box covers?

A few of mine:

252px-Metal_Gear_Solid_cover_art.pngThe_Elder_Scrolls_V_Skyrim_cover.pngHeavy_Rain_Cover_Art.jpgGrand_Theft_Auto_IV_cover.jpgResident%20Evil%204%20PS2.jpg

256px-Ico_cover_-_EU%2BJP.jpgTwisted_Metal_Black.jpg252px-Left4Dead_Windows_cover.jpg

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#2 Posted by Lucky_Krystal (1390 posts) -

Catherine.

Boom chicka won won.

But seriously, Altus' games usually have some really good cover art.

With some interesting use of color...

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#3 Posted by wraith-squad66 (1368 posts) -

i think square enix puts a lot of effort into their kingdom hearts box art, and i think it looks good

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#4 Posted by Busy_Man123 (1430 posts) -

Interesting topic.

There's no need to be anti-fps here. All of my favorite covers are mostly fps games.

Marathon 2: Durandal:

http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/marathon-2-durandal/cover-art/gameCoverId,12421/

Doom:

http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/doom/cover-art/gameCoverId,3907/

Quake 2:

http://www.mobygames.com/game/quake-ii/cover-art/gameCoverId,28704/

Master Lvels for Doom 2:

http://www.mobygames.com/game/master-levels-for-doom-ii/cover-art/gameCoverId,12336/

Indigo Prophecy:

http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/indigo-prophecy/cover-art/gameCoverId,83452/

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#5 Posted by CreatureRising (1541 posts) -

The first God of Wars cover will always be my favorite cover.

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#6 Posted by Primordialous (1313 posts) -

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images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR5qbSBWrHqUDMvEbGoFTL

Maybe some others that I forgot.

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#7 Posted by SirWander (5176 posts) -

Shin_Megami_Tensei_Persona_4.jpgSotc_boxart.jpg

459841_77598_front.jpgSubcover.jpg

Fftpsp3.jpg

those are my favorite.

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#8 Posted by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -
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#9 Posted by HipHopBeats (2850 posts) -

Interesting topic.

There's no need to be anti-fps here. All of my favorite covers are mostly fps games.

Marathon 2: Durandal:

http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/marathon-2-durandal/cover-art/gameCoverId,12421/

Doom:

http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/doom/cover-art/gameCoverId,3907/

Quake 2:

http://www.mobygames.com/game/quake-ii/cover-art/gameCoverId,28704/

Master Lvels for Doom 2:

http://www.mobygames.com/game/master-levels-for-doom-ii/cover-art/gameCoverId,12336/

Indigo Prophecy:

http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/indigo-prophecy/cover-art/gameCoverId,83452/

Busy_Man123

I'm definitely not anti-fps after playing Bioshock.

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#10 Posted by Pikminmaniac (11238 posts) -

Pikmin 2

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#11 Posted by superstarmario1 (246 posts) -

The cover art of two games that I really like are Catherine and the Metal Gear Solid Series.

Edit. Also the Blazblue Continuum Shift Extend cover art.

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#12 Posted by Dexter-010 (494 posts) -

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#13 Posted by sukraj (27606 posts) -

The Far Cry 3 box art.

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#14 Posted by HipHopBeats (2850 posts) -

Catherine.

Boom chicka won won.

But seriously, Altus' games usually have some really good cover art.

With some interesting use of color...

Lucky_Krystal

Boom chicka won won is right! How could I forget about Catherine and Persona 4 covers?

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#15 Posted by Blueresident87 (5694 posts) -

Secret of Evermore and Dishonored

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#16 Posted by Socijalisticka (1555 posts) -

Traditional PC boxart without the silly platform bar, ESRB ratings, critic quotes, and whatever else that gets in the way of the box and the artwork.

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#17 Posted by lensflare15 (6624 posts) -

Here's some of them.

Resistance_Fall_of_Man.jpgMotorstormcover.jpg256px-Ratchet_%26_Clank_Future-_A_Crack_Dissidia_NA_Cover.jpg252px-Gow2-2.jpgSF-X-Tekken_box_art.jpg

256px-SOCOM_FTB3_Packfront.jpg256px-The_Incredible_Hulk_-_Ultimate_Des255px-Yakuza_4_cover.jpg

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#18 Posted by AnXboxGuy (50 posts) -

Wet, Rubi Malone

Rage

Bethesda has some good ones.

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#19 Posted by AnXboxGuy (50 posts) -

More from Bethesda.

Fallout 3

brink

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#20 Posted by Flubbbs (4964 posts) -

Fallout 3

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#21 Posted by enz2 (1689 posts) -

All Final Fantasy covers (PAL/J-NTSC) with the plain white backgrounds.
And these...

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#22 Posted by OreoMilkshake (12833 posts) -

588738_40433_front.jpg.